US State Department Condemns Conviction of Pavlo Hryb
Pavlo Hryb was illegally captured by Russian FSB agents in Belarus
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The United States has joined the list of countries in condemning the illegal imprisonment by Russia of political prisoner Pavlo Hryb.
State Department spokesman Robert Palladino posted a tweet outlining the US position.
Pavlo Hryb, who suffers from portal hypertension, was 19 years old in August 2017 when he crossed into Belarus to meet a woman he had met on social media. Instead of meeting her, he was kidnapped by Russian FSB agents. He was later charged with fictitious terrorism charges. He was officially sentenced to six years in prison on March 22, 2019.
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